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Wellington Investiture 9 December 2021 AM

This morning at Government House Wellington, Dame Cindy had the pleasure of presenting insignia to seven recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours. Dame Hinewehi Mohi (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe) was among the recipients, for her contributions to music, television production, charity work, and advocacy for te reo and tikanga Māori. Dame Hinewehi is perhaps best known for singing the New Zealand national anthem in te reo Māori at the 1999 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham – the first time this had been done at an international rugby match. The late Dave Cull was also honoured for his immense contributions to the city of Dunedin during his time as Councillor and later Mayor. Other recipients were acknowledged for their work across health, sport, conservation, education, and ethnic communities.

Dame Hinewehi Mohi, of Havelock North, DNZM, for services to Māori, music and television

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